Delana Mae Description
Join the 5-star crew Captain RJ and Chef Jenna aboard S/V Delana Mae, a Luxurious 50-foot Catamaran for an adventure around the US Virgin Islands. Delana Mae has three spacious cabins with queen-sized beds and private en-suite bathrooms equipped with a full shower, electric flush toilet, and vanity. The fourth cabin is a double, perfect for kids. The cabins also include their own A/C controls, 110Volt and USB outlets, and 2 reading lights. The yacht includes 2 paddle boards, SNUBA, snorkel gear, floats, fishing gear, Bluetooth speakers, 60in Smart TV, a 25HP tender, a tube, and more! Our beautiful teak table will seat your entire group comfortably while Chef Jenna serves you some delicious island cuisine. You can spend days swimming with turtles, exploring the reefs and marine life, or stopping by one of the local beach bars for a Painkiller. The islands offer shopping, hiking, and local entertainment. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure with the Delana Mae and crew. Food and drink will be provided by our wonderful onboard chef so you can sit back and enjoy everything the Virgin Islands has to offer.
TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, SNUBA, 1 Bote Float, Tubes, 2-Person Kayak, 1 Subwing, 1 Jet Board, 2 Fishing Rods, & Onshore Games.
DIVING: Offered via rendezvous only
Cruising Area of Delana Mae
S/V Delana Mae, a Luxurious 50-foot Catamaran for an adventure around the US Virgin Islands.
Delana Mae has 4 guest cabins, 3 with en-suite bathrooms equipped with a full shower, electric flush toilet, and vanity. The cabins also include their own A/C controls, 110Volt and USB outlets, and 2 reading lights. the 4th is a double midship cabin, suitable for children.
The yacht includes 2 paddleboards, SNUBA, snorkel gear, floats, fishing gear, Bluetooth speakers, 60in Smart TV, a 20HP tender, a tube, and more! Our beautiful teak table will seat your entire group comfortably while Chef Jenna serves you some delicious island cuisine.
You can spend days swimming with turtles, exploring the reefs and marine life, or stopping by one of the local beach bars for a Painkiller. The islands offer shopping, hiking, and local entertainment. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure with the Delana Mae and crew. Food and Drink will be provided by our wonderful onboard chef so you can sit back and enjoy everything the Virgin Islands has to offer.
Jetboard: Delana Mae also offers an eFoil charter add-on package. For an additional $1,500 we offer unlimited use (in appropriate areas) and instruction by Captain RJ. This package can be added on at any time.
Underwater Snuba offered from Dinghy up to 35 feet.
Rendezvous diving only.
On board dive instruction/guide by inquiry.
Not included in charter rate.
Underwater Snuba offered from Dinghy up to 35 feet.
Each bathroom stocked with EC Soap Co.´s refillable & reef safe Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body wash made with all-natural products. Boat also offers reef-safe sunscreen. Eco-friendly cleaning supplies. Food is bought organic and/or locally grown when available. Some herbs and produce grown onboard. Solar provides a portion of the boat´s energy.
Delana Mae Crew Profile
This fun sailing duo has been on the Caribbean blue together for nearly 5 years! As adventurers, delivery
crew, private charter crew and as sailing instructors; RJ and Jenna have always found a way to sail
Captain RJ, originally from Alaska, began sailing many years ago in the Puget Sound, surrounded by
mountains and the beautiful city of Seattle. Longing for warmer wind and water (as many of us do), RJ
decided to sell his businesses, officially downsize his life and move to St. Thomas to become a sailboat
captain. And that is exactly what he did. Not long after moving to the USVI, RJ found himself the cocaptain of a fun little day charter boat named, Rumbaba. Though she was a simple little 39ft Hunter
monohull; Rumbaba was a blast to take guests out on. Incredible scenery, snorkeling with turtles,
delicious grilled lunch entrees and all the fresh cocktails you could handle made each outing something
special for every guest. Making the top 10 of all activities to do on St. Thomas and Trip Advisor verified
First Mate Jenna grew up on Newman Lake, Washington; a beautiful little lakeside community outside of
Spokane. Her love for boating began from a very young age; sitting on her Dad´s lap and racing the
speed boat from shore to shore. Jenna´s eventual move to Seattle only gave her more access to playing
on sailboats on the Puget Sound. Loving the city, but needing escape, boat camping, or as Jenna would
say, “Bamping”, around the many islands and bays of the sound became a frequent weekend event. She
could also always be found as steady and faithful crew for the infamous Duck Dodge races of South Lake
The wind and the sea continued to call on RJ too, and he found himself as crew on some pretty slick
racing sailboats. Again however, the warmer wind and waters of the Caribbean continued to call; this
RJ´s original sailing instructor, from many years earlier in Seattle, was on the other end of that phone
call. He had established a sailing school in Grenada and, through social media, had seen that RJ was back
in the Puget Sound sailing.
“Have you ever thought about teaching sailing?” he said through the phone. “I think you´d be great at
it.” He added.
RJ laughed at first, “Man, I´m still out here learning to sail!”
His response was all RJ needed to hear: “RJ, there is no better way to learn than to teach.”
And with that, the next chapter of sailing began. RJ diligently acquired all the proper certifications
through the US Coast Guard and the American Sailing Association and began to teach sailing at Seattle
Sailing Club. What a blast! RJ absolutely found a calling. This is also when he met his beautiful wife,
Jenna. She was a lighthearted beer can racing sailor when they met and she was fascinated with his
plans to live a Caribbean sailing life. He was going and he hoped she would visit, often.
After about 6 months from that first important phone call, RJ moved himself to Grenada. Sight unseen
prior to arrival, he immediately fell in love with Grenada and The Grenadines. How can you not? They
are the friendliest people in the Caribbean; hands down. And beauty was everywhere! What a place.
“Work” was teaching term charter sailing and exploring all the amazing little spots along the way. Oh
what fun this job is! Teaching people who are so excited and switched on to learn how to captain a boat
for themselves. Many students planned to charter boats with their family and friends, some just wanted
to see what it was all about by testing their will (and stomachs) and still others came to learn how to sail
off into retirement, literally.
Jenna continued to join the Grenada adventure. At first as an ASA student herself. She kept coming back
to join RJ on more adventures and for more sailing. Their combined passion for sailing has only been
surpassed by their love for each other. The more they sailed, the more obvious it became that this was
to be their wonderful and adventure filled life together. Teaching became a calling for them both and
they began to charter private couple´s cruising instruction. Does it get any better than that?! Working
with your love and teaching other couples with similar dreams to yours how to make it into a reality! It
has been truly amazing. Just ask them and you will get the fully animated version... they don´t tell short
stories... Haha, what fun would that be?!
5 years later; RJ married the beautiful Jenna. They´ve sailed over 20,000 nautical miles together. Over
300 ASA students graduated. 2 Outstanding ASA Instructor of the Year awards. 100´s of new friends and
lifetimes of memories. Life has been good to say the least.
It´s not always sailing for these two... whenever possible, Jenna and RJ enjoy scuba diving, kiteboarding,
hiking and traveling together. Stateside, RJ laces up the skates whenever he can smell an ice rink and
Jenna gets all giddy when she can strap on the crampons and climb to the tallest mountain. Family and
friends are always in the mix everywhere they go.
So now it is time to make some more new friends and show you all the beauty that the Virgin Islands
have to offer.
Delana Mae CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Delana Mae Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Aug 07, 2022||Aug 14, 2022||Booked: Bequia, Grenadines* to Grenada, St Georges|
|Aug 16, 2022||Nov 15, 2022||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
|Nov 19, 2022||Nov 26, 2022||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 05, 2022||Dec 18, 2022||Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday|
|Dec 20, 2022||Dec 27, 2022||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 28, 2022||Jan 04, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 25, 2023||Feb 01, 2023||Booked: Owner Use - St. Thomas to Owner Use - St. Thomas|
|Feb 03, 2023||Feb 09, 2023||Booked: Owner Use - St. Thomas to Owner Use - St. Thomas|
|Feb 15, 2023||Feb 22, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 23, 2023||Mar 02, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 03, 2023||Mar 09, 2023||Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday|
|Mar 11, 2023||Mar 17, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 01, 2023||Apr 07, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 14, 2023||Apr 21, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 23, 2023||Apr 30, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|May 05, 2023||May 13, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|May 28, 2023||Jun 04, 2023||Unavailable: Owner Use - St. Thomas to Owner Use - St. Thomas|
|Jul 01, 2023||Aug 31, 2023||Hold: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*|
Delana Mae Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $22,200(normal rate)
High price: $27,000(normal rate)
Delana Mae Special Offer!
Old price: $22,200 - $27,000 / week
New price: $19,980 - $24,300 / week (Save: $2,220 - $2,700 / week)
Travel before: Aug/15/2022
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Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Delana Mae.
Delana Mae Guest Reviews
1. Crew Friendliness:
RJ and Jenna could not have been more hospitable!! They were so gracious to all of us and made sure we were all individually having a great time.
2. Crew Knowledge:
Jenna really knows her stuff in the kitchen for different dietary preferences, and did a great job making delicious and healthy food for all of us. Her plating and tablescapes were creative and inviting. RJ knows so much about the industry, the area, the boat, the technology...we really enjoyed our talks while underway, and how he pointed out interesting stuff we would have otherwise missed. We learned alot, and not just about Pirates´ DIce.
3. Quality of Service:
Top Notch. Everything we asked for, we got, including a swim with a turtle!
4. The Professionalism of Crew:
Jenna and RJ were very professional in what they handled, they worked well together, and they did it in an approachable manner. They are a stellar team.
5. Value of the Cost of the Charter:
We really appreciate everyone handling the change from the original charter to the Delana Mae.
6. On-Board Cuisine:
7. Destination / Location:
USVI are beautiful, and getting to see them from a catamaran makes them more so.
Great toys to use, especially the Hangout. It was used quite a bit.
9. Overall Satisfaction:
This vacation will be difficult to top. May have to repeat.
10. What was the most memorable highlight of your yacht charter vacation?
RJ is a champ when it came to photos and videos with his GoPro and the drone. He created a library for us to share our photos, and having those to look back on will always put smiles on our faces. It is difficult to pick just one. In general - how attentive and fun RJ and Jenna were. RJ and Jenna know all the fun things to do! We loved having pizza delivery via dinghy and a great highlight was probably our lunch at Lime Out. Such a unique experience!
RJ and Jenna,
Thank you for helping us create lasting memories. The food, great conversations and views will forever be in our hearts. Spending 7 days with you guys was awesome. We can on strangers but left as friends. Love the Bells, Steven, Randi, Grant & Sophie.
Dear RJ & Jenna, thanks for ruining sailing for me! :) I can never do this with another crew now! Thank you for amazing food, great conversations, and sharing your favorite places with us. Let´s plan the next one! Sincerely, Todd, Christine, Matthew and Jacob
What a beautiful trip! So many laughs and memories! We had an unbelievable time! You two are the best! The Vilas Family
An incredible time spent with my favorite people and making friends like RJ and Jenna was the icing on my 60th bday cake! Thank you so much for showing us so many treasures of your island home - sealife, gorgeous bays, incredible vistas and culinary delights - you are the best! Ellen
Awesome time! You guys were great hosts, tour guided, mates, snorkel guides, cooks, bartenders, foodies and friends. Hopefully we´ll be back 1 day soon. Thanks again!
What an absolute great week! Good food, good conversations and booze! Jenna, you are a peach! RJ, you are a great sailor with lots of great stories! Thanks so much for making my birthday and our anniversary vacations amazing! We´ll be back!
Couldnt have imagined a better vacation. Thank you for hosting and hanging with us and sharing these beautiful islands. U rock never change! Taylor
Thank you guys for the best week ever! The food, the sights, the wedding, the people watching and amazing memories over all. Looking forward to showing you guys how we ´rum wid it´ in New Jersey!
Thank you all for such a wonderful week of adventures and celebration! Stay in touch and we will see you on the coast soon for cocktails! We cant thank you enough for the wonderful week of adventure, fun, food and laughter. Looking forward to seeing you in Jacksonville sometime very soon!
What a wonderful week with you guys! We had a blast sailing, eating, drinking and swimming in EVIAN! Looking forward to sailing with you again or seeing you in JAX! Thank you so much for a fabulous chillaxing week! The sailing was great, the food was great and onion and BS-free. A beautiful non-drama week is just what covid ordered. We will sail on any smooth water with you both anytime, anywhere!
Thank you for the best family trip! This was truly a memory maker for us. The food...wow! The best attention to detail, personalities and hospitality cannot be beat! We will never forget this week! We had such a great time!
May 2021 - Broker provided survey
Yacht: Southern Charm with RJ & Jenna Portmann
Charter Dates: 05/15/2021 to 05/22/2021
Area Cruised: St. Thomas - USVI
Overall Rating: 5/5
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The BEST crew we could have ever imagined!
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was beyond our wildest dreams. Every meal was a masterpiece and delicious!
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
6. Additional comments on your charter?
We had the BEST week and enjoyed every minute of the yacht, the crew, the destinations and the food. We could not have had a better week. Thank you, RJ and Jenna, for the most memorable trip. WE can not wait to come back!